Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Greenland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Greenland World Exports Value (US$) 431 128 933.00 490 155 529.00 371 560 136.00 390 914 915.00 491 510 086.00 480 648 982.00 490 065 316.00 540 496 243.00 394 945 064.00 552 503 681.00 595 837 190.00 640 897 343.00
Imports Value (US$) 773 090 993.00 926 858 081.00 766 287 536.00 854 105 974.00 997 562 722.00 862 941 333.00 822 141 072.00 768 345 104.00 586 223 824.00 623 038 538.00 760 311 974.00 829 150 195.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Greenland totalled $ 640 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from Greenland increased by 7.56% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 45 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Greenland amounted to $595 million in 2017)

Greenland's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Greenland in 2018:

  • Denmark with a share of 85% (546 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 7.73% (49 million US$)
  • Latvia with a share of 3.73% (23 million US$)
  • Portugal - 6.02 million US$
  • Russia - 4.23 million US$
  • Iceland - 3.62 million US$
  • Faroe Islands - 2.8 million US$
  • Norway - 1.81 million US$
  • Thailand - 1.73 million US$
  • Spain - 440 thousand US$

Exports structure from Greenland in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 72% (463 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 19.9% (127 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.74% (23 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 3.08% (19.7 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 0.279% (1.78 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.142% (913 thousand US$): 97 - Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques
  • 0.108% (695 thousand US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.103% (660 thousand US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.079% (507 thousand US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 0.055% (358 thousand US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did Greenland export in 2018?

Greenland's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 30% ($198 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 23% ($150 million): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 19.9% ($127 million): 1605 - Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
  • 9.31% ($59 million): 0302 - Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 7.05% ($45 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 3.73% ($23 million): 8902 - Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
  • 1.33% ($8.55 million): 0305 - Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
  • 0.278% ($1.78 million): 7103 - Precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport.
  • 0.21% ($1.34 million): 0307 - Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans, fit for human consumption.

The value of total merchandise imports to Greenland totalled $ 829 million in 2018. Merchandise imports to Greenland increased by 9.05% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 68 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Greenland was equal to $760 million in 2017)

Greenland's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Greenland in 2018:

  • Denmark with a share of 54% (449 million US$)
  • Sweden with a share of 17.1% (141 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 11.5% (95 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.56% (21 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.42% (20 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.98% (16.4 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 1.37% (11.3 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1% (8.35 million US$)
  • United Kingdom - 6.64 million US$
  • France - 6.27 million US$

Imports structure to Greenland in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 16.5% (136 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12% (99 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 9.86% (81 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.7% (38 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.12% (25 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.01% (24 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.98% (24 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 2.86% (23 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 2.7% (22 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.36% (19.6 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares

What did Greenland import in 2018?

Greenland's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 16.3% ($135 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 11% ($91 million): 8902 - Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
  • 2.26% ($18.8 million): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.65% ($13.7 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 1.58% ($13.1 million): 1905 - Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
  • 1.5% ($12.5 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.19% ($9.89 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.16% ($9.64 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.1% ($9.17 million): 8409 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the engines of heading 84.07 or 84.08.

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Greenland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018